Perspectives on the PTAB: The New Role of the Administrative State in the Innovation Economy

November 9, 2017

Co-sponsored by the Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property (CPIP) and the Center for the Study of the Administrative State (CSAS) at Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University, this conference investigated and assessed the role of the Patent Trial & Appeal Board (PTAB) as it has impacted patent law and innovation policy.

9:30 – 10:00 AM: Registration

10:00 – 10:15 AM: Opening Remarks

10:15 – 11:45 AM: Panel 1- Click here to view complete panel!

  • Paper Presenter 1: Prof. Saurabh Vishnubhakat, Texas A&M University School of Law
  • Commentator 1: Prof. Stuart Graham, Scheller College of Business, Georgia Tech
  • Paper Presenters 2: Prof. Christopher J. Walker, Ohio State University Moritz College of Law & Prof. Melissa F. Wasserman, University of Texas School of Law
  • Commentator 2: Prof. Adam White, Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University
  • Moderator: Devlin HartlineAssistant Director, Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property

11:45 AM – 1:45 PM: Lunch & Panel Discussion: A Lawyer’s Perspective on the PTAB- Click here to view complete panel! 

  • David BoundyPartner, Cambridge Technology Law
  • Laurie SelfVice President and Counsel, Government Affairs, Qualcomm
  • Rob SterneFounding Director, Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox
  • Moderator: Prof. Adam Mossoff, Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University, Founder, Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property

1:45 – 3:15 PM: Panel 2- Click here to view complete panel! 

  • Paper Presenter 1: Prof. Michael S. Greve, Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University
  • Commentator 1: Prof. Arti K. Rai, Duke University School of Law
  • Paper Presenter 2: Prof. Emily S. Bremer, University of Wyoming College of Law
  • Commentator 2: Prof. Jay P. Kesan, University of Illinois College of Law
  • Moderator: Dr. David LundJohn F. Witherspoon Legal Fellow, Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property

3:15 – 3:30 PM: Break

3:30 – 5:00 PM: Panel 3- Click here to view complete panel!

  • Paper Presenter 1: Prof. John F. Duffy, University of Virginia School of Law
  • Commentator 1: Prof. Renée Lettow Lerner, George Washington University Law School
  • Paper Presenter 2: Prof. Gary S. Lawson, Boston University School of Law
  • Commentator 2: Prof. Greg Reilly, Chicago-Kent College of Law
  • Moderator: Kevin MadiganLegal Fellow, Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property